bunk vs meaninglessness what difference

what is difference between bunk and meaninglessness



  • enPR: bŭngk, IPA(key): /bʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Etymology 1

Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English bunker (seat, bench), origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian.
Confer Old Swedish bunke (boards used to protect the cargo of a ship).
See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.


bunk (plural bunks)

  1. One of a series of berths or beds placed in tiers.
  2. (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  3. (military) A cot.
  4. (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman’s sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
Derived terms
  • bunk bed, bunkbed
  • bunkhouse
  • bunkmate
  • bunkspace


bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. To occupy a bunk.
  2. To provide a bunk.

Derived terms

  • bunk up

Etymology 2

Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from Buncombe County, North Carolina. See bunkum for more.


bunk (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.


bunk (not comparable)

  1. (slang) defective, broken, not functioning properly
  • See also Thesaurus:nonsense
Derived terms
  • debunk

Etymology 3

19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous “to occupy a bunk” meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.


bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. (Britain) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in ‘to bunk off’).
  2. (dated) To expel from a school.


  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “bunk”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • bunk in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • knub



meaningless +‎ -ness


meaninglessness (usually uncountable, plural meaninglessnesses)

  1. The state of lacking meaning; the quality of being meaningless.
  2. Anything that is meaningless.
    all the little meaninglessnesses of human life


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